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UK startups predict difficult times ahead following EU tech funding freeze
posted on May 22, 2017

British tech entrepreneurs have expressed fears that UK startups could be seriously damaged by a loss of funding from the European Investment Fund (EIF) following Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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VC investment in London ‘driven by AI, robotics and big data’
posted on April 20, 2017

Artificial intelligence, robotics and big data are among the fastest growing areas for investment, according to analysis of VC capital flows carried out by the founders of London Tech Week.

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At least 26 London-based tech entrepreneurs ‘have lost out on funding’ since Brexit
posted on March 23, 2017

At least 26 tech entrepreneurs involved in London’s technology scene say they’ve experienced investors holding off or withdrawing from a funding round since the Brexit referendum.

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Here’s how UK tech reacted to the Supreme Court’s Brexit ruling
posted on January 24, 2017

We spoke to members of the UK tech community to get their take on the Supreme Court’s Brexit ruling.

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Diversity event flags tech industry’s shortcomings
posted on October 7, 2016

Tech London Advocates (TLA) and Here East hosted the Diversity in Tech event last night to highlight the technology industry’s lack of a diverse workforce.

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UK tech community reacts to Brexit
posted on June 24, 2016

The UK’s tech community has reacted to today’s Brexit vote. The results, announced early this morning, saw 48.1% of voters asking to remain in the European Union (EU), whilst the remaining 51.9% voted for a Brexit. The news comes after various surveys conducted across the industry showed the tech sector’s overall support for remaining within…

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Women ‘2.5 times more likely to work for tech startup in London’ than elsewhere in UK
posted on June 23, 2016

Women are 2.5 times more likely to work for a tech startup in London than their counterparts in the rest of the UK, according to new research revealed today. A survey of more than 3700 working professionals across the whole of Britain, conducted by tech recruitment firm Mortimer Spinks, also showed that 40% of the…

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Tech London Advocates to champion Northern tech with new launch
posted on May 11, 2016

Tech London Advocates has launched Tech North Advocates to help champion tech startups in the region. The group will be led by Volker Hirsch, co-founder of Blue Beck and Quantified Ventures; and Naomi Timperley. Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates, said in a statement: “London is the world’s only truly global city, and these additional…

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London’s tech community reacts to Sadiq Khan’s appointment as mayor
posted on May 10, 2016

London’s tech community has spoken out following Sadiq Khan’s appointment as the city’s new mayor. With just under 57% of the total vote, Khan beat Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith to City Hall. Throughout his campaign, Khan had advocated for greater emphasis on STEM subjects as part of his ‘Skills for Londoners’ agenda whilst remaining seemingly…

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UK tech sector shares views ahead of Budget announcement
posted on March 16, 2016

Today will see the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reveal the details of his 2016 Budget. We spoke to members of the UK’s burgeoning tech scene to find out what they would like to see come out of today’s budget announcement. A ‘good time’ for UK tech Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates, said:…

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Next London Mayor ‘should prioritise tech’
posted on January 25, 2016

Three tech and policy organisations from London have published a manifesto which outlines the steps needed for the city’s next Mayor to bolster its technology sector. Published by Tech London Advocates, techUK and Centre for London, the Mayoral Tech Manifesto 2016 offers 13 police recommendations cross five different areas: future-proofing London, infrastructure, investment and funding,…

Limiting skilled migration will stifle UK’s digital growth
posted on November 9, 2015

The UK has seen conflicted statements on the health and outlook of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in recent weeks. This week, the Legatum Institute announced in its annual Prosperity Index that the UK is the best place in the EU to start up in business. However, a new report from the Migration Advisory Committee has tempered…

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EXCLUSIVE: London-based Inploi raises £500,000, brings total to £1m
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UK-founded tech startup Blockchain secures $40m Series B
posted on June 22, 2017